The relationship between sense of humor, stress and depression in the nursing students

Title & Authors
The relationship between sense of humor, stress and depression in the nursing students
Lee, Hae Jin; Ko, Ye Jung; Han, Seung Woo;

Abstract
This study was performed to identify the relationship between sense of humor, stress, and depression in the nursing students. Data were collected from the 20th of June to the 30th of June in 2015 from 227 nursing students in K university. The collected data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, average, standard deviation, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, kruscal-walis, pearson, spearman, and rank correlation coefficient. The result shows the sense of humor was significantly different between grade (t=-3.814, p <.001) and major satisfaction ($\small{{\chi}^2=12.070}$, p=.007). The sense of humor was negatively correlated with living stress (r=-.237, p=.001), clinical based stress (r=-.182, p=.007), and with depression (r=-.238, p<.001). This data suggests that sense of humor is relevant in reducing the living stress and clinical based stress. These findings can provide the basis for the development of nursing intervention to increase the ability to cope with stress and depression.
Keywords
Depression;Nursing students;sense of humor;stress;
Language
Korean
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